We asked the final judges of the 2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards to share their impressions with us, having just looked at two thousand of the very best student projects from around the world. What surprised them? What do they want to see more of in the 2019 competition? Read on for a few of their candid responses…
Did you know that 2017 Adobe Design Achievement Awards entrants were selected for mentorships in leading digital agencies around the globe this year, regardless of their final standing in last year’s competition? Here’s a quick snapshot of just a little bit of the mentorship magic taking place around the world right now…
WHERE: Cuernavaca, Mexico
Adobe Awards mentees and mentors at Ideograma’s Cuernavaca offices.
Want to get a feel for what launching your career is all about? Ask Brian Liu, Art Center College of Design student and winner of the Commercial – Photography category in 2017. We checked in with him about his ADAA win and his recent internship at Manual Creative in San Francisco.
Brian Liu, 2017 ADAA Commercial – Photography winner.
One of the best things about the Adobe Design Achievement Awards is how it brings together creative students from around the globe. We’re taking a deeper look at where these students come from, what’s happening on their campuses and in their creative corners of the world, and what is means to launch their careers – starting with ADAA alumni from Mapúa University in the Philippines.
Mapúa University was founded by the first registered Filipino architect, Tomas Mapúa.
Want to know what it takes to win the ADAA? You might start by asking recent School of Visual Arts grad Luke Guyer; he took back-to-back top honors in the Commercial – Animation/Motion Graphics category in both 2016 and 2017. We checked in with him about his transition to the working world and his new role at DE-YAN in New York City.
Luke Guyer, back-to-back ADAA Commercial – Animation/Motion Graphics winner, 2016 and 2017.
2017 Final Judges in the social impact segment, deep in discussion.
It’s the question on every student’s mind at this point on the competition calendar: who picks the winners of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and how, exactly, do they choose from thousands of entries?
Did you know that all winners of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards are matched with a professional mentor to work one-on-one on launching their career? And that ALL ADAA entrants, regardless of their competition standing, are eligible to be selected for special mentorship opportunities at leading design agencies throughout the world?
ADAA 2016 Social Impact Video Editing/Post-Production Winner Jola Bańkowska was paired up with veteran illustrator and founder of Blackbird Illustration, Bartosz Kosowski, for her one-on-one mentorship. Aside from being talented creatives, both are Polish, and meet face to face in the city of Łódź.
Let’s take a look at what makes their new mentor/mentee relationship tick, and how Bartosz is helping Jola launch her career.
Bartosz Kosowski and Jola Bańkowska.
We’ve been catching up with ADAA 2016 Commercial Photography Finalist Martin Hoang at the Adobe San Francisco offices. This is the last article in a series about the launch of Martin’s career.
Martin Hoang and Johnson Fung at work at Adobe’s San Francisco offices.
We’ve been catching up with ADAA 2016 Commercial Photography Finalist Martin Hoang at the Adobe San Francisco offices. This is the second article in a series about the launch of Martin’s career.
Martin Hoang photographed at work at Adobe, February 2017.
ADAA 2016 Commercial Photography Finalist Martin Hoang stopped by Adobe’s San Francisco offices to catch up about his recent graduation from Cal State University East Bay, beginning his job search, and the role the ADAA and his trip to Adobe MAX have played in launching his career.